Skip to content

Best things to do in Penticton

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Meal Takeaway
“This casual, always busy little breakfast and lunch market has great local food and a lovely patio. Situated on the way to Naramata it's the perfect stop to fuel up or stock up for a picnic.”
34 locals recommend
Restaurant
$$
“Traditional Greek restaurant in downtown Penticton. Best Moussaka anywhere! ”
28 locals recommend
Food
“The best community market in the Okanagan-Similkameen. Saturday morning April to October. ”
31 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
$$
“Great beach themed restaurant and bar. Includes many seafood and plant-based menu items. The well stocked bar features many local beers on tap.”
24 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Handcrafted beer, thin crust pizzas and salads with a nice outdoor patio. Check out their “Weird” menu for some very unique pizza toppings!”
22 locals recommend
Route
“Access this walking and biking trail at the foot of Vancouver Pl, a left hand turn at the Pedestrian controlled crosswalk just up Vancouver Hill from the Bench Market. This wide, groomed trail offers stunning views of okanagan lake, Summerland, Penticton and the Naramata Wine country. Forned from the former KVR rail line, it is at a gentle grade and offers comfortable walking and biking all the way to and through Naramata. Take your camera and lots of water. For the more enthusiastic cyclists, you can follow this trail all the way to the historic tunnel with stunning views encompassing the whole valley: skaha Lake to Peachland. The trail carries on clear through to Kelowna. ”
17 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“It's an outdoor adventure park with climbing towers, slides, rope swings, etc.”
21 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Great hiking and climbing favorite in the area for those more active people. ”
15 locals recommend
Brewery
$$
“Excellent local brewery with a large room and patio. It has a limited menu, but you do get free flavoured popcorn.”
23 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Come cool off in the air conditioning while you view various art installations. Purchase locally made art souvenirs a the gift shop. Don't forget to go around back and spend some time in the peacefully Ikeda Japanese gardens with Koi pond. ”
9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“15 minutes away in Penticton is a great restaurant perched over the lake. Good food, atmosphere, and a glorious setting make the Merganzer a great place to dine out. Be sure to make a reservation if it’s summer time!”
21 locals recommend
Bar
“Located in the Lakefront Resort and Hotel, the view from the patio is unparalleled. You are sitting right at the water's edge. Go on a Friday! they have really good live music from 5-8pm on the patio. The menu is quite varied. ”
15 locals recommend
Cinema
“Enjoy Penticton's state of the art movie theatre. Download the Atom app and choose your seats, book your tickets and treats all online, and bypass the lines when you arrive, going directly to the atom kiosk to scan your code. Don't miss the many matinee time options during the summer and every weeked.”
11 locals recommend
Food
“The restaurant (higher end) is Vanilla Pod (reservations recommended). The winery is Poplar Grove. Great views.”
11 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
$$
“Delicious authentic Indian cuisine. We love their 'two can dine' menu option which easily feeds two or three with leftovers. Eat in with cozy bistro style or order ahead and take it home. Their naan is to die for! ”
9 locals recommend
Café
“One of a kind experience. Small venue with amazing food and top rate live music.”
8 locals recommend